Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Big Big Weekend

I had a very large weekend.  I think I'm about back to normal but yesterday was devoted to detox and recovery.  My play by play:

Heading to taco bar!
9: am - Off to Randall's house for Girls Day and Night
                We (the usual girls weekend girls) started with Mimosas and Randall's house then headed to Ikea.  Because most good women need a drink for tackling that place.  After some serious but speedy shopping we headed home.  2:30 We hit the backyard and relaxed with drinks, music and some oh so special baked goods.  My main drink for the afternoon was Pink Panties -  this is a really fun drink to be making because you can keep asking your friends if they want to try your pink panties! Pink Panties ~ vodka, soda and a splash of cranberry = yum 5:30 Left house in cab for delish local taco  & tequila bar 8:00 back in backyard for some more fun  9:00 I say "Oh my god, what time is it?" It felt so late!  We were all in bed by 11:30 -

Dallas Cowboys game
Sunday 7: am Woke up, showered and headed to my house.  8:45 left for a pre game gathering for the Dallas Cowboys Game.  11:00 Arrived at Suite @ Cowboy Stadium.  Ate, drank and watched the game.  Super fun.  And they won which is a miracle in itself.  5:00 Left game and headed home. 

Sunday Evening 6:30 Walked across the street and got in a 15 passenger van that our friends had rented and went to hear Roger Waters perform The Wall Live.  12:30 Back Home -  laughing, and rummaging around the kitchen.  It was a really good night.
The Wall Live 11-2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One Glass At A Time

We got a Breville BJE510XL juicer! It is amazing.  To quote the website "Breville Ikon Multi-Speed Juice Fountain, is 900 watts of juicing power for the more serious juicing crowd". For those that know me, I am not a super serious health nut and I have never even thought of becoming part of the "serious juicing crowd".  I didn't even know that crowd existed.  Shug was asking for a juicer this summer which I conveniently ignored, mainly because I didn't want another appliance that I didn't think we would use much. Later this summer my dear friend/neighbor, Meg,  got a juicer and before I knew it my kids were at her house making and drinking super healthy veggie and fruit juice.  Long story short - I bought a juicer and it rocks.  You don't have to peel pretty much anything except citrus and some very hard skinned fruits - think pineapple and mango. This feature alone makes it  user friendly.
 Making a big, yummy, healthy glass of juice for the whole family involves these steps:
  1. Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice ExtractorI washed apples, carrots, and kale                                     
  2. I peeled some oranges and bananas
  3. I pulled the stems off the apples
  4. The boy stuck the fruit into the fruit pipe (not it's real name) while I made breakfast
  5. Tadaaaa! You have a pitcher of pulp free delish juice.  Just like that.  So easy a 7 yr old can do it. 
So as we're all drinking our juice this morning I had this vision of my family slowly climbing our way up the food pyramid towards the fruit and vegetable section.  I have tried to feed my family a pretty healthy diet, which was much easier before they were 5.  The truth is it's just not that easy.  I am feeling really good about the juicer and the changes it can bring to our health.  It came with a manual which has recipes and ideas of what to do with all that pulp.  Tonight when I make lasagna I am going to put the carrot pulp from this mornings juice in it.  We'll see how that goes.  I also think I might be just a bit obsessed right now with it, which isn't necessarily a bad thing!

I bought  mine from Amazon, because it rocks and has free shipping!

I did not receive a single kick back from Breville for this post - but I would have had they offered.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's my Birthday and My Governor Sucks

Bozo the Clown Rick Perry was reelected as Governor of my state.  This is his 3rd term and I'm not sure how we survived the first 2.  I cannot believe that the people of my state would let this happen. I'm saddened and sick about it.  I could go on and on her listing all the crazy things he has done but then I would risk depressing my 4 readers.  Now on to better things -

My first day of 41

Today is my 41st Birthday! I have to admit it is not nearly as exciting as my 40th but is is wonderful all the same. I'm healthy, my family is healthy, I don't look like a lot of 40 year olds I know, my marriage is good and I am happy.  I asked to have my Cruiser bike souped up for my b-day and that is exactly what I got.  This morning my bike was in the dinning room and now sports a head light and tail light so I can ride home from the bar safely. I am so jazzed about this.  

I just spent the last 5 minutes trying to get a picture of myself with the Skype camera - I suck at this. 

Have a great day - I plan to!